I’m not sure I have written about the words MDF can say before. For a while she’s been able to say Mama, and her enunciation hasn’t really changed any. She was saying dadada (but not necessarily Dada) for a while, but she’s mostly abandoned that. Now her new word is Dixie. It doesn’t always come out the same way, but she definitely means the dog when she says it. Also we can say “where’s Dixie” to her and she’ll look around for the dog.

We’ve also tried to introduce her to some sign language, but she hasn’t seem to pick any up. This morning I signed “more” every time she was ready for a bite of breakfast and she finally put her hands together in imitation of my movements (but she also knows how to clap, so she may not have linked the movement to the words yet).